COS(3) Linux Programmer s Manual COS(3)

NAME cos, cosf, cosl - cosine function

SYNOPSIS #include <math.h>

double cos(double x); float cosf(float x); long double cosl(long double x);

Link with -lm.

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

cosf(), cosl(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc -std=c99

DESCRIPTION The cos() function returns the cosine of x, where x is given in radi- ans.

RETURN VALUE On success, these functions return the cosine of x.

If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned.

If x is positive infinity or negative infinity, a domain error occurs, and a NaN is returned.

ERRORS See math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these functions.

The following errors can occur:

Domain error: x is an infinity An invalid floating-point exception (FE_INVALID) is raised.

These functions do not set errno.

CONFORMING TO C99, POSIX.1-2001. The variant returning double also conforms to SVr4, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO acos(3), asin(3), atan(3), atan2(3), ccos(3), sin(3), sincos(3), tan(3)

COLOPHON This page is part of release 3.22 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

2009-02-04 COS(3)